How to Get Rid of Almost Anything~~~Shoes~        Donate them to someone who needs them. There are plenty of charities that will distribute good-condition shoes to those in need. One option: Soles4Souls, a charity that certified professional organizer Scott Roewer and president of Solutions by Scott in Washington, D.C., saw in action during a recent trip to Haiti.        "Children in Haiti can't attend school or church unless they have shoes," he says. Wearing shoes prevents disease that's…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything~~~Shoes~ Donate them to someone who needs them. There are plenty of charities that will distribute good-condition shoes to those in need. One option: Soles4Souls, a charity that certified professional organizer Scott Roewer and president of Solutions by Scott in Washington, D.C., saw in action during a recent trip to Haiti. "Children in Haiti can't attend school or church unless they have shoes," he says. Wearing shoes prevents disease that's…

Donate~ Cell Phones~        Ready to upgrade your phone? Donate your old one here:        • Donated phones are sold to a recycling company and proceeds buy calling cards for soldiers at Cell Phones for Soldiers.        • Wireless Foundation has a Donate a Phone program that enables local organizations to collect used wireless phones, with proceeds serving as a fundraiser for the local organizations.        • Verizon Wireless refurbishes donated phones for use by victims of domestic violence.

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

Donate~ Cell Phones~ Ready to upgrade your phone? Donate your old one here: • Donated phones are sold to a recycling company and proceeds buy calling cards for soldiers at Cell Phones for Soldiers. • Wireless Foundation has a Donate a Phone program that enables local organizations to collect used wireless phones, with proceeds serving as a fundraiser for the local organizations. • Verizon Wireless refurbishes donated phones for use by victims of domestic violence.

Donating~ Professional Clothing~~        Plenty of job seekers could use last year's business clothing that no longer fits or suits you:        • Give your gently used professional clothes such as suits, blouses, and shoes to women who need these clothes for job interviews. Larger sizes are especially appreciated at Dress for Success.        • Career Gear is a nonprofit that helps outfit men who need professional and business casual clothing, suits, shoes, shirts, and accessories for job…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

Donating~ Professional Clothing~~ Plenty of job seekers could use last year's business clothing that no longer fits or suits you: • Give your gently used professional clothes such as suits, blouses, and shoes to women who need these clothes for job interviews. Larger sizes are especially appreciated at Dress for Success. • Career Gear is a nonprofit that helps outfit men who need professional and business casual clothing, suits, shoes, shirts, and accessories for job…

Eyeglasses~        The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 157 million people around the world have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions of people in low- and middle-income countries lack access to basic services. The Lions Club has a long history of helping people who need glasses get them. Check out the Lions Club website to find a drop-off location near…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

Eyeglasses~ The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 157 million people around the world have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions of people in low- and middle-income countries lack access to basic services. The Lions Club has a long history of helping people who need glasses get them. Check out the Lions Club website to find a drop-off location near…

What's Your Donation Worth?        To find out what your donations are worth, check Goodwill Industries' donation value guide at www.goodwill.org/get-involved/donate/taxes-and-your-donation/ and The Salvation Army's guide at www.satruck.org/donation-value-guide. For additional tax help, ask your accountant or get IRS publication 526. Be sure to get a receipt and keep itemized lists of what you've donated.        And make a note: Since 2006, donations of clothing and household goods must be…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

What's Your Donation Worth? To find out what your donations are worth, check Goodwill Industries' donation value guide at www.goodwill.org/get-involved/donate/taxes-and-your-donation/ and The Salvation Army's guide at www.satruck.org/donation-value-guide. For additional tax help, ask your accountant or get IRS publication 526. Be sure to get a receipt and keep itemized lists of what you've donated. And make a note: Since 2006, donations of clothing and household goods must be…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything~~~Books~        Donate to your local library. Kansas mom Terry Dubbs says her hometown library in tiny Wamego puts her donated books on the shelf for checkout. Other libraries may sell your books at fundraisers.        Send your discarded books "on an adventure" through BookCrossing. You label your book, give it to someone or leave it somewhere like the post office, and if whoever picks it up registers the tracking number, you can follow your book's travels…

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything~~~Books~ Donate to your local library. Kansas mom Terry Dubbs says her hometown library in tiny Wamego puts her donated books on the shelf for checkout. Other libraries may sell your books at fundraisers. Send your discarded books "on an adventure" through BookCrossing. You label your book, give it to someone or leave it somewhere like the post office, and if whoever picks it up registers the tracking number, you can follow your book's travels…

Donate~~ Old Towels, Linens, Rugs        Animal shelters and humane societies will use your old towels, linens, and sometimes rugs to provide warmth and comfort to animals. Call your local ASPCA, Humane Society, or small-animal rescue groups to find out what they need.  (I never thought of that!)

How to Get Rid of Almost Anything

Donate~~ Old Towels, Linens, Rugs Animal shelters and humane societies will use your old towels, linens, and sometimes rugs to provide warmth and comfort to animals. Call your local ASPCA, Humane Society, or small-animal rescue groups to find out what they need. (I never thought of that!)


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